Winston Churchill once said, “Give us the tools and we will finish the job.” While he was not talking about cleaning, the principle certainly applies.
Whether you’re cleaning a home, an office, or an industrial space, having the correct tools will make the difference between a job well done, and a job never quite done right. In this article, we will outline five tools that every cleaner should have and how they can be used.
You can never, EVER have too many microfibre cloths. They are inexpensive, especially since you can wash them time and time again.
Besides being environmentally friendly, microfibre cloths are a great tool because they can be used on a variety of surfaces. They do not streak or scratch.
Sometimes all you need to clean a surface is a microfibre cloth, water, a drop of soap, and some elbow grease. A simple tool is our favourite type of tool and in that regard, you simply cannot be a microfibre cloth.
Because they come in different colours, you can organize microfibre cloths for use in the bathroom, kitchen, and everywhere else. The ways you can use a microfibre cloth are endless, such as wiping your countertops, dusting, and even removing pet hair from clothing!
Speaking of versatile tools, another one that we love is a squeegee. They are great for making sure that your shower is mould- and mildew-free.
You can also use them on windows and mirrors. For pet owners, a wet squeegee will also remove pet hair from your furniture.
They are also inexpensive and you can get some that connect to long poles – important if you are using them for hard-to-reach windows.
You’ll know it’s time to replace your squeegee when it starts leaving streaks behind.
A Steam Mop
We are all about keeping you and your families safe, which means using fewer chemicals within the home. A steam mop is able to remove dirt and grime from tiles and grout, without relying on heavy chemicals that might endanger your children or pets.
You can also use a steam mop in a small shower stall, on baseboards and on many other surfaces.
However, a steam mop cannot be used everywhere. Never use steam to clean porous surfaces like stucco, or other surfaces that can be damaged by heat exposure.
A Scrub Brush
Sometimes, a cloth or a sponge is just not going to cut it. That is where a scrub brush comes in.
We have talked before about the different types of brushes. You can use your scrub brush to remove heavy dirt and stains, clean gardening tools, clean garbage cans, and scour grout.
All your cleaning tools need to go somewhere – and that is why you need a good bucket with a handle. It will help you transport your supplies around your space, and can be used as a wash bucket.
These are easy to find at your local hardware store and are inexpensive.
Of course, the most important tool in cleaning is knowledge. That is why you should speak to a professional cleaning services provider about how to get the job done right!